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The goal of OneUp Components is to make basic components better and more affordable, and they nailed that with their V2 Dropper Seat Post. Our friend, Bob, just installed the V2 dropper on their steed. See what they think!
I have ridden the Specialized Command seat post on two bikes. These posts return up VERY quickly. They also tend to loose air in the middle of your ride and then they won’t return up unless you pull it up. Not a good time. I had been riding the RockShox Reverb post for the last two years. It was a very good post until it caught the well know and dreaded “Squish.” That’s when the first two inches is a soft pogo stick. Their newest model has an air relieve valve to let the air out and is supposed to resolve this problem. Two major drawback about the Reverb. At $350 it is a very expensive post. The other issue is it is a major hassle to bleed the post line.
I now own the OneUp V2 Dropper Post. Here are the highlights:
1. It is a very good value at about $200.
2. No longer do you need to bleed the hydraulic line.
3. If the mechanism fails, you can buy a replacement for about $60.
4. Easy to install.
5. Easy to perform basic service.
You will need to buy a lever for it. I purchased the PNW Loam Lever. It was a bit more expensive but it is pretty and performs well. Be sure to get the proper adapter depending if you are riding SRAM or Shimano brakes. Neither item came with cable housing so be sure to have some on hand for installation day.
Installation went well. I do have a fishing tool from park tools. It allows you to pull out the old cable while feeding in the fish line. You then attached your new housing to the fish line. Pull the line back out and your new internally routed cable housing is installed. The tool isn’t cheap. Nothing from Park Tools is cheap right? But they do make the best bike specific tools. I think it costs about $60. Be sure to cut the housing at the proper length. Before you fish the new cable housing in, measure it against the old cable or adjust if the old housing was too long or short. The new cable hooks into the bottom of the dropper post. Fish it through to the lever while pushing your seat down to the desired height. Tighten the cable and bolt it onto the lever and you are ready to go.
The seat action and the return speed of the seat is good.
I will admit that I preferred the hydraulic action of the Reverb a bit more. The hydraulic is a bit more responsive. There is no stretch of the cable prior to activation.
One Up makes great products. They are a very good value for the price. But no matter what, they make great products. You can’t go wrong with this post. Buy it!
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